CEPICI - Centre de promotion des investissements en Côte d’Ivoire

CEPICI - Centre de promotion des investissements en Côte d’Ivoire

CEPICI - Centre de promotion des investissements en Côte d’Ivoire

CEPICI is the one-stop shop for investment in Côte d'Ivoire. As such, it coordinates and rationalises all government initiatives and actions in the field of investment promotion and private sector development
(Updated on 03/02/2023)

In short

Public development organization
Target audience
Supports projects in steps
Diaspora priority
Target country
Ivory Coast
Activity sectors
Agriculture and agri-food
Green tech/ Environmental and urban services
Human services, health
Business services, engineering, consulting
Information and Communication Technologies/ Media
Transport, logistics
Legal status
Public institution


Centre in Côte d'Ivoire (CEPICI) is a public establishment of administrative nature.  It is the one-stop shop for investment in Côte d'Ivoire, coordinating and rationalising all government initiatives and actions in the field of investment promotion and private sector development.  CEPICI's missions are cross-cutting, giving it a role dedicated to supporting the private sector, acting as an interface between the private sector and the State and/or supporting the search for financing, in order to increase private investment in Côte d'Ivoire. To this end, CEPICI is responsible for 

Ensuring, through its One-Stop-Shop for Investors, notably : 

·       Facilitated administrative formalities relating to the creation, operation, transmission or extension of enterprises. Administrations and organisations concerned by these formalities are, for this purpose, grouped within CEPICI;

·       Contribution to the reduction of costs and delays relating to these formalities;

·       Reception and examination of investors' requests for benefiting from Investment Code advantages;

·       Reception and examination of investors' requests for obtaining land for industrial use;

·       Examination, delivery and withdrawal of investment approvals;

Ensuring the promotion and attraction of national and foreign direct investments in Côte d'Ivoire, through, in particular: 

·       the organisation, both in Côte d'Ivoire and abroad, of fairs and economic promotion events;

·       the promotion of Public-Private Partnership with national and foreign investors;

·       the search for and identification of investors and the development of partnerships;

·       participation in the promotion of investments in Côte d'Ivoire in relation with the embassies and consulates of Côte d'Ivoire abroad;

·       the undertaking of communication and marketing actions of Côte d'Ivoire as a destination for investment;

·       the bringing together of foreign investors with the promoters of small and medium enterprises and small and medium national industries to favour the development of the latter;

·       the setting up of a mechanism to attract investments from the diaspora;

·       the creation and implementation of a monitoring and evaluation system for all investments that have benefited from Investment Code advantages;

·       to ensure in general, in relation with the administrations and public and private organisations concerned, the implementation of the Investment Code provisions;

·       to contribute to all actions that concur to an enhanced business environment and to make proposals to the Government;

To contribute to implementing the programmes of the Government and development partners in favour of the private sector in Côte d'Ivoire;

To be a platform for exchange and consultation between public and private sectors, in order to initiate and formulate proposals to the Government to address private sector concerns.   

CEPICI also offers a specific support mechanism to young promoters with business projects in the acceleration and growth stage.

Entrepreneurs can benefit from targeted support that can be technical, methodological, relational (networking and development of business partnerships), financial or commercial. The objective of this mechanism is to gradually introduce promoters into the community of national economic operators. 

 CEPICI is also part of the International Network of French-speaking Investment Promotion Agencies (RIAFPI). 


Business registration
Business Development Assistance
Legal, administrative and HR consulting
Strategy consulting
Providing information
In general, eligible projects must fall within the following framework.
Innovative nature of the project:
either by the technical process used, the production method or the marketing method of the products;
Project must enable the creation of added value and jobs, while respecting the environmental and social rules in force in Côte d'Ivoire;
Project leader(s) must have the skills or operational capacities to carry out their project;
Project must be implemented in Côte d'Ivoire.

Eligibility criteria for beneficiaries:
-Project leaders must be resident in Côte d'Ivoire or belong to the Ivorian and African diaspora;
-Any youth group or society is eligible;
-Applications from women entrepreneurs and people with reduced mobility or disabilities are strongly encouraged.

All sectors of activity eligible under the Investment Code in force in Côte d'Ivoire are eligible for CEPICI's support offers: agribusiness (agriculture, agro-industry, agro-tech), information and communication technologies, renewable energies, industry, transport, health, tourism and hotels.

The following sectors are excluded: trade (except for large shopping centres), non-industrial construction, banking and finance; liberal professions. 

Contact us

2e étage Immeuble MEMANOU - Boulevard Clozel, Plateau - AbidjanAbidjanCôte d’Ivoire
2e étage Immeuble MEMANOU - Boulevard Clozel, Plateau - Abidjan
2e étage Immeuble MEMANOU - Boulevard Clozel, Plateau - Abidjan


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    Dispositif d’attraction des investissements de la diaspora

    Target countriesIvory Coast
    Target audienceWomen entrepreneurs, Investors and Business Angels, Entrepreneurship / investment support organizations, Diaspora support organization professionals, Wanna-be entrepreneurs
    Project phasesIdeation, Incubation, Acceleration, Growth
    Proposed servicesPreparation for fundraising, Financing strategy, Support for entrepreneurial support organizations, Business plan and implementation plan, Communication, marketing and sales consulting, ...
    Activity sectorsAgriculture and agri-food, Commerce and handicrafts, Education, Finance and assurance, Green tech/ Environmental and urban services, ...
    Diaspora priority level value